HARRISON, Ohio—Nov. 17, 2017—City officials and business leaders from companies both new and old, large and small, gathered at The Woodlands Nov. 16 for the Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards. The program included two special guest speakers and nine awards.

Drew Skally from Skally’s Old World Bakery, which announced this week it’s building a $40-million production facility in the Harrison Township/ City of Harrison Joint Economic Development District, told the crowd he took notice of JTM’s expanding presence in the area.

Mary Lou Smith, a former teacher of 37 years and past president of many local organizations including the Village Historical Society and Shaker Farm Garden Club, was presented a Community Service Award. The Chamber plans to present a community service award in her name, annually.

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Other award recipients are as follows.

New Business of the Year
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Innovator of the Year
Cincinnati Test Systems

Corporate Citizen of the Year
JTM Food Group

Young Professional of the Year
Joey Madden (Cincinnati Asphalt)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Walter Schunk (Schunk Excavation & Trucking)

GHCC Non-Profit Organization of the Year
Celebrate Recovery / Church on Fire Ministries

GHCC Business of the Year
F&M Mafco

GHCC Distinguished Service Award
Gary Ellerhorst

The Greater Harrison Chamber was founded in 2014 to promote growth and prosperity in the Greater Harrison Community. Organizers wanted a group that focused on the development and support of the local business community and to provide a voice for local businesses to city, county, state and national government. The Chamber also provides educational forums, networking, leadership development, marketing opportunities and benefit programs.



Sara Cullin
(513) 383-5627